A winning bidder paid $1.5 million at Cannes to journey to space aboard a Virgin Galactic flight strapped next to Leo. Moments later another pair of seats went for $2.3 million.
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Since the very first MTV Video Music Awards 31 years ago in 1984, the show has always provided memorable moments. Ahead of the 2015 edition, set for Aug. 30, check out some of the most memorable.